Indian Fairy has shown more than enough to suggest she can win a race like this but she was an expensive failure at Downpatrick last month. Ellaway Rose will find it easier here than at Galway while Fiord Cottage wasn't disgraced on her hurdling debut at Cork earlier this month. Millie Le Bach and Fire Dawn are others to have shown some ability but bumper winners BARNAHASH ROSE and Collen Beag have more scope. We like the attitude of Jonathan Sweeney's six-year-old, who has also won between the flags, and she gets the nod today.
Barnahash Rose (IRE) 13-8fav (11-6) Held up towards rear, ridden before straight, progress 2f out, stayed on into 3rd 1f out, kept on final furlong to lead close home, won at Roscommon 2m mares n h flat gf in Jul beating Pace And Passion (11-2) by nk, 11 ran.
Millie Le Bach (IRE) 9-2 (11-0) Led, mistake 6th, disputed and slight mistake 7th, pressed after, ridden and headed 3 out, no extra in 5th 2 out, kept on one pace, 5th of 9, 18l behind Daisy's Gift (11-7) at Killarney 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Collen Beag (IRE) 25-1 (10-8) Held up towards rear, improved on inner from over 2f out, led from 1 1/2f out, strongly pressed and stayed on well inside final furlong, won at Limerick 2m NH flat in Jul beating Thats Nice (11-7) by nk, 8 ran.
Apintforthedriver (IRE) 20-1 (11-0) In rear, headway from 4 out, went moderate 7th 2 out, kept on without threatening from last, 5th of 18, 35l behind Star Power (11-12) at Gowran Park 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jun.
Ballet Dante (IRE) 25-1 (11-9) Chased leaders, 4th halfway, ridden and no extra over 4f out, 12th of 16, 45l behind Cruisingdownriver (10-12) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gd in Jul.
Ellaway Rose (IRE) 16-1 (10-6) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, progress into 3rd 4 out, 2nd 2 out, soon ridden in 3rd, 5th when slight mistake last, no extra, 10th of 17, 20l behind Cacheofgold (10-6) at Galway 2m mrs hcp hdl gd in Jul.
Fiord Cottage (IRE) 10-1 (11-0) Soon raced in moderate 4th, left moderate 3rd from 4 out, no impression 2 out, one pace, 3rd of 12, 15l behind Equity Swap (11-9) at Cork 2m mdn hdl gd.
Fire Dawn (IRE) 12-1 (11-12) Towards rear, pushed along after 2nd, soon mid-division, mistake 5 out, moderate 9th from 4 out, no impression straight, 7th of 16, 27l behind Baidin Fheilimi (11-7) at Cork 2m 3f mrs hcp hdl 80-95 gd.
Indian Fairy (IRE) 10-11fav (11-2) Chased leaders, 5th halfway, pushed along after 3 out and no impression on easy winner after next, went moderate 2nd early run-in, kept on one pace, 2nd of 7, 6l behind Do Na Paisti (11-2) at Downpatrick 2m 2f mdn hdl gd in Jul.
Maurash (IRE) 10-1 (11-1) Mid div, 6th aftr a mile & 4th 6out, disp brfly aftr 4out, cl 2nd aftr 3out, wknd 2out, 5th of 12, 6l behind Agirlfromknockraha (11-11) at Kinsale 3m ire ptp in Jun.
Mogs Delight (IRE) 33-1 (11-2) Chased leaders, 7th halfway, pushed along and no extra 4f out, weakened, 14th of 16, 43l behind Presavita (10-10) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat in May.
Regal Theatre (IRE) 40-1 (11-2) Mid-division, ridden and no extra 5f out, weakened, 15th of 16, well behind Cruisingdownriver (10-12) at Wexford 2m mrs N H flat gd in Jul.
Sizing Kimberlite (IRE) 7-4fav (10-11) Prominent and tracked leader in 2nd, disputed 4 out, headed next and soon driven along, weakened early straight, 6th of 9, 21l behind Stop The Clock (10-11) at Thurles 2m mares mdn hdl in Jan '13.
The Bishop's Day (IRE) 5-1 (11-7) Lost ground start, towards rear, ridden to chase leaders straight, 3rd from last and kept on without threatening to go 2nd closing stages, 2nd of 18, 2 1/2l behind Cuteasafox (11-4) at Limerick 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jul '12.
What Ever Will Bee (IRE) 50-1 (11-6) Soon mid-division, took keen hold, pushed along after halfway, weakened 6f out, tailed off, last of 16, well behind Triumph Davis (11-2) at Limerick 2m 4f mrs N H flat gf in Jul.
Lindas Choice (IRE) 50-1 (10-4) Towards rear, fell 4 out, in a race won by Much Wants More (11-4) at Tipperary 2m 4f mdn hdl gd in Jul, 20 ran.
Agirlfromknockraha (IRE) 33-1 (11-5) Soon mid-division, not fluent 2nd, no impression and kept on same pace from after 4 out, 8th of 15, 39l behind Ourbeautifuldream (11-5) at Cork 2m 3f mdn hdl gd.